Wayne Wallace: ‘Your Art Should Go Hand-in-Hand With Your Social Consciousness’

Wayne Wallace is an acclaimed Afro-Latin jazz musician and eloquent public intellectual. This academic year, the multi-faceted, 61-year-old trombonist became a jazz...

Jazz Musician Najee Talks New Music & The Other Side of Prince

Best-selling jazz musician Najee released his 13th studio album, The Morning After - A Musical Love Journey, this past October. His...

EXCLUSIVE: Billy Cobham Talks 40th Anniversary of Seminal LP ‘Spectrum’

This year marks the 40th anniversary of drummer Billy Cobham's debut LP, Spectrum. Originally released in October 1973 on Atlantic Records,...

T.I., Fahamu Pecou and Michael Rooks Talk Art, Hip-Hop & Culture

Grammy-winning hip hop superstar T.I. and High Museum of Art curator Michael Rooks recently spoke about an intersection between both fine...

Sonia Sanchez Delivers Poetry and Advice at Spelman College

Sonia Sanchez likes to talk about how peacekeeping can save communities. The profound poet laureate and author of Home Coming and...

‘Invisible Universe’ Documentary Explores Blackness and Science-Fiction

M. Asli Dukan's documentary 'Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction' explores the relationship between the Black body and...

ABFF 2013: Spike Lee and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Talk Realities of Black Hollywood

The 17th Annual Black American Film Festival (June 19-23) held court in Miami with star-studded appearances, movie premieres and parties with...

St. Kitts and Nevis: Bob Marley Remembered on 68th Birthday

Writing for SKNVibes, Precious Mills talks to members of the music community in the twin-island Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis...

Scotty Barnhart: New Director of Count Basie Orchestra Talks Jazz Education

Scotty Barnhart was recently named the new director of the Count Basie Orchestra (CBO). The talented jazz trumpeter returned home to...

Nelson George: ‘Funk is the Link Between Soul and Hip-Hop’

Black pop culture curator Nelson George screened his upcoming VH1 Rock Doc, Finding The Funk, on opening night of Atlanta’s BronzeLens...

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